Lime - Tilia platyphyllos x cordata = T. x europaea
Large tree to 30 metres, with a wide spreading crown. Buds shiny red-brown with one large and one small scale like a finger and thumb. Leaves almost rounded with a heart shaped base sharply toothed 6 to 10 cm long and 6 to 10 cm wide, with white hair tufts in the underside vein axils. Flowers 8 to 10 mm yellowish-white fragrant 4 to 10 in number, beneath a strap like bract. Flower cymes pendent.
Hedgerows and less commonly woodland, but widely planted.
June and July.
Quite common throughout most of Britain except the extreme North.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 297 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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